No kidding. This was the nicest Brant that you’ll ever meet. I was walking along the lava flow in a protected bay area and I found this loan Brant grazing. A woman walked up to me and said, “He’s really friendly and you can walk right up to him.” I thanked her and took a safety shot. After all, I’ve been in this business long enough to know that birds have wings and they use them when they see a camera coming up to someone’s face. And the Brant we have here in Cape Ann will take off if you get within 100 yards of them. Yup, take a safety shot and work with the bird.
If you’ve never seen a Brant, they are a little bit bigger than a Herring gull, but not much.
But sure enough, this was the friendliest Brant that you’ll ever meet. Brant are rare visitors to Hawaii.
This one was just too cool. More interested in munching that in me.
More green stuff to graze on.